Mission: Advancing the Practice and Securing the Future
Vision: A world leader improving health through innovation in quality and safety.
Values: Patient Safety, Physician-led Care and Scientific Discovery
The lighthouse in ASA’s logo pays homage to the Society’s seal, which was adopted in 1932.
Each of the artistic elements within the seal carry specific meaning. The patient is represented as a ship sailing a troubled sea with clouds of doubt and waves of terror, guided by the skillful pilot―the physician anesthesiologist. The stars represent constant and eternal vigilance. The lighthouse acts as a beacon in the night, and symbolizes the physician’s dependable knowledge about the science of anesthesiology. The physician guides the patient through the art of sleep―represented by the moon―to a safe and happy outcome. The perfect circle denotes unity of a closed group―the Society.
The lighthouse symbol represents ASA’s commitment to physician anesthesiologists around the world to organize and form a union of sharp minds, kind hearts and steady hands to protect patients during their most vulnerable moments.